Feminist Approaches To Bioethics / Edition 1

Feminist Approaches To Bioethics / Edition 1

by Rosemarie Putnam Tong, Tong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813319552

ISBN-13: 9780813319551

Pub. Date: 02/01/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


No other cluster of medical issues affects the genders as differently as those related to procreation—contraception, sterilization, abortion, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, and genetic screening. Yet, the moral diversity among feminists has led to political fragmentation, foiling efforts to create policies that are…  See more details below

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No other cluster of medical issues affects the genders as differently as those related to procreation—contraception, sterilization, abortion, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, and genetic screening. Yet, the moral diversity among feminists has led to political fragmentation, foiling efforts to create policies that are likely to serve the interests of the largest possible number of women. In this remarkable book, Rosemarie Tong offers an approach to feminist bioethics that serves as a catalyst, bringing together the varied perspectives on choice, control, and connection. Emphasizing the complexity of feminist debates, she guides feminists toward consensus in thought, cooperation in action, and a world that would have no room for domination and subordination.Tong fairly and comprehensively presents the traditions of both feminist and non-feminist ethics. Although feminist approaches to bioethics derive many insights from nonfeminist ethics and bioethics, Tong shows that their primary source of inspiration is feminist ethics, leading them to ask the so-called “woman question” in order to raise women’s consciousness about the systems, structures, and relationships that oppress them. Feminist bioethicists are, naturally, focused on acting locally in the worlds of medicine and science. Their different feminist voices must be raised at the policy table with one message in order to actually do something to make gender equity a present reality rather than a mere future possibility. Inability to define a plan that guarantees liberation for all women must not prevent feminists from offering a plan that promises to improve the estates of many women. Otherwise, a perspective less appealing to women may fill the gap.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813319551
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,041,561
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue1
1Nonfeminist Approaches to Ethics9
2Feminist Approaches to Ethics37
3Nonfeminist Approaches to Bioethics53
4Feminist Approaches to Bioethics75
5Nonfeminist and Feminist Perspectives on Contraception and Sterilization101
6Nonfeminist and Feminist Perspectives on Abortion125
7Nonfeminist and Feminist Perspectives on Artificial Insemination and In-Vitro Fertilization156
8Feminist and Nonfeminist Perspectives on Surrogacy187
9Feminist and Nonfeminist Perspectives on Genetic Screening, Diagnosis, Counseling, and Therapy213
Epilogue243
Notes247
About the Book and Author272
Index273

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